Monday, 29 June 2009

Jump in the Pool

Watching the Glasto coverage of Friendly Fires (FYI, the lead singer has hip swivels to rival Shakira) has pushed me into a blissful, summery mood and lead me to this gorgeous video of theirs. It reminded me of the following photos I had stashed away...

[Top to Bottom: John Rawlings, Unknown, Tamara Lichtenstein, Unknown]

Sunday, 28 June 2009


White smock top/boy's shirt....Inspiration, Mary-Kate Olsen.

[Forgotten source]

...I like the idea of rolling out of bed and into this, easy peasy.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009


Take a peek at the latest lookbook and preview shots of H&M's a/w 09 collection, courtesy of nitrolicious and modefeber. I can't believe this is H&M! I went off their Divided collection at some point a couple of years ago when those awful cassette tape and polka dot tops started taking over (had to settle with their slightly more expensive but tasteful Gold label)...but at long last they've given Divided an upgrade. Most of these outfits look like they've just been pulled off the catwalk in my opinion. The men's lookbook is equally as impressive with smart but edgy tailoring and knitwear.

Alongside the Balmain style cuff (1st pic) and pleated shirt (4th pic), I'll be on the look out for this Rodarte inspired jumper....

The collection hits stores in August.


[Kate Moss by Ryan McGinley, also check out his NY Times Magazine Oscars Portfolio]

A.P.C. for Liberty

I'm a big fan of the bathing suit & smock dress...would be well equipt for both city swimming and dash through a countryside meadow with those beauties in my closet!

Off with her head!

In dedication to Tim Burton's version of Alice in Wonderland (in which a 17-year-old Alice returns to Wonderland), out next year, here's an Alice themed shoot by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue US back in December 2003. Spot the designers....and find the answers here.

'It was much pleasanter at home, when one wasn't always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and rabbits.'

- Alice in Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Monday, 22 June 2009

The Dying Swan

Please, just stop whatever you are doing and watch this.

....I think I just died too.

Following in the steps of Coco herself (who adored ballet and dabbled in costume design too)...Karl Lagerfeld designed a tutu for the English National Ballet's principle dancer Elena Glurdjidze, to wear whilst performing the dance of 'The Dying Swan' at London’s Sadler Wells Theatre earlier this month. With over 100 hours of work, the exquisite skirt was comprised of 2,500 feathers. If only I had kept up those dance classes...Go here, here & here for more.

'When Glurdjidze performed a brief scene from The Dying Swan, wearing Lagerfeld's tutu, the designer declared it 'beyond sublime' '

Lanvin 9am!! Found on Jak & Jil (also go and ogle male models off duty exiting the D&G show, for the latest trends in tank tops...ha).

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Stefano Pilati

Back in September, YSL's creative director was featured in Interview Magazine, this styling (by Karl Templar) is pretty much my idea of perfection for men, I'm really liking harem style slacks on guys at the moment, casual but forward.

'My clothes live by themselves in a space, a moment, an era, a time...Fashion could be more relevant. It needs to be understood rather than just consumed.' - SP

'I grew up with the YSL Logo. I'm not just playing with it; it's my reality...My mission is to deal with a woman's body and to consider seduction at all times.' - SP

[Spotted here]

Resort Report 2010

I'm not usually a big fan of pre-collections, they always seem rushed and half-hearted, but here are some of my favourite looks from the recent Resort shows...

Phillip Lim
The perfect summer dress...

Phoebe Philo has been brave with both colour and cut, I'm a big fan of the peg legs and tailored oversized jackets.

Stella McCartney
I think this jumpsuit would sit well in my dream work-wear wardrobe.

Currently still on the hunt for some perfect pastels...

Over accessorized, but I love how much fun Elber Albaz has with this Acapulco-inspired collection.

Oversized peach shorts please.

Tricone hats & capes, followed by sailors and flapper girls gone bad. Apparently the inspiration was Coco on the Lido.

And now for my least favourite:

Christopher Kane

...seriously, what was he thinking? Such a great concept, such shapeless execution.

[All images taken from]